City Council District 4 candidates

Two of the Seattle City Council’s nine positions are at-large (representing the whole city). The other seven positions represent different districts, and Eastlake is in district 4. With the early resignation of Rob Johnson, this position is now filled by the temporary appointment of Abel Pacheco. For the period beyond Nov. 5, the position is open and hotly contested in the August 6 primary and the November 5 general election. For a district map and other background and links, click here.

On May 14 the Eastlake Community Council hosted a debate among the contenders (for the program, click here). Nine candidates were present, shortening the time available to each, and so ECC encouraged them to follow up with written responses. As long as these responses are in PDF form and do not contain campaign logos or advertising, we will post them on this web page as they arrive.

For the questions we have provided to the candidates so far, click here. ECC also continues to welcome suggested questions from those who live or work in Eastlake or own property or a business in Eastlake. Please send them to

The August 6 primary will cut the large field down to two candidates. ECC’s general election forum (Tues., Oct. 1, 6:30– 9 p.m. at the Agora Conference Center, 1551 Eastlake Avenue E.) is your chance to quiz the two district 4 City Council general election candidates and see them debate. The forum may also include a few other elective positions and/or ballot measures.

If you are no yet registered to vote, please consider doing so. For information and an online registration process, see the King County Elections web site at

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